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‘19 Mayıs Youth and Sports Bayramı’ 2017 celebrations in the UK

Today Turkey commemorated Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun, on the Black Sea, on May 19, 1919, which marked the start of the Turkish War of Independence. The war lasted four years, during which time the Turks managed to expel numerous foreign powers that had invaded their territory, among them Britain, France, Italy, Greece, and Armenia. […]

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President Erdoğan’s bodyguards involved in punch-up with Washington protestors

  The Turkish president was hoping that his meeting with new American president Donald Trump would mark a “turning point” in relations between the two states. Instead, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s May 2017 trip to Washington will be remembered for his bodyguards taking part in a violent clash with protestors that left a dozen people bloody […]

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No breakthrough in Washington after Trump and Erdoğan meet for just 23 minutes

  The Turkish President’s visit to Washington to meet with his American counterpart has seemingly failed to yield any results. After strained relations with Donald Trump’s predecessor, President Erdoğan was hopeful yesterday’s meeting at the White House would be a “turning point” in the relationship between the two NATO allies. Erdoğan was buoyed by the […]

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Urgent appeal to bring baby Enis to Britain for life-saving treatment

A British Turkish family have launched an online appeal to raise money so their severely ill 20-month-old son can be flown home from Turkey for urgent treatment. Little Enis is currently fighting for his life in a hospital in İsparta, where he has been following a near-fatal drowning accident in a pool in his family […]

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Turks slip out of this year’s Sunday Times top 1000 Rich List

  No one of Turkish heritage was included in this year’s guide to the UK’s wealthiest. The collective worth of the one thousand named individuals, which included a record 130 women, is £658 bn. Compiled by the Sunday Times, the annual list of the super-rich ranks Britons – both those born here or now resident […]

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UK General Election 2017: register to vote by 22nd May

  A vital component of democracy is giving the electorate their say on the performance of existing politicians, and a chance to vote in new faces and new ideas. Last month, British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election. The nationwide vote will take place on Thursday 8 June 2017, with the outcome […]

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Turkish-ANZAC bonds renewed in Cambridge
 

  The first ANZAC Day Parade in living memory to take place at Cambridge City Cemetery was held on Saturday April 22nd, led by a former Commander of the Royal Air Force. Over 200 people including City dignitaries and representatives of the Australian and New Zealand governments commemorated the deeds of over 300 Australian and […]

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Selin Kiazim competes in a new series of Great British Menu on BBC2

  Selin Kiazim is a rising star on the London food scene and this week she goes head-to-head against two other talented young chefs for the 12th series of BBC 2’s Great British Menu. The young Turkish Cypriot chef will be vying for a place in the finals where winning dishes will feature on this […]